Tag Archives: Tracy Letts

“Indignation” is a classy powerhouse of restrained emotion

I love being surprised by a movie, no matter what type of a movie it is. A few weeks ago, I saw Indignation, a period piece that is just tremendous. I didn’t get a chance to write about it last week, so I wanted to double back now. It is[...]

‘Elvis & Nixon’ speculates on a very odd moment in history

I’ll mention this tidbit again before the week is out, but a lot of things debuting currently at the Tribeca Film Festival are also just hitting theaters this weekend as well. One such movie is Elvis & Nixon, which I’ve seen and enjoyed for the most part. I don’t especially[...]

Julia Roberts of “August: Osage County” to receive “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award”

Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive producer of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, announced today that Academy Awards – winning Julia Roberts of The Weinstein Company’s “August: Osage County” will be honored with the Hollywood Supporting Actress Award. The honor will be bestowed at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala[...]

Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep circling “August: Osage County”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: They don’t get much more A-list than this. Julia Roberts is negotiating to join Meryl Streep for director John Wells’ adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play “August: Osage County,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “August” playwright Tracy Letts is expected to adapt his own show, which follows a[...]

Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey head to New Orleans for ‘Killer Joe’

HollywoodNews.com: New Orleans continues to be a hotbed for filmmaking in the wake of “Green Lantern” with William Friedkin’s “Killer Joe” set to shoot there. The production, which was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, with “The Exorcist” vet in the director’s chair, will pair Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch. “Killer[...]